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Technical Certificate

Plumber Technician (6195)

When it comes to water and sewage, Florida can be a nervous state. Our growth is skyrocketing, new construction is constant and our geography is fragile. Consequently, there has never been a higher demand for skilled plumbers who know how to install, repair or service water supplies and waste systems.

You’ll learn plumbing essentials — from valves and faucets to water supply and storm drains. The Plumber Technician certificate can help you enter the plumbing trade with confidence and a basic understanding of current plumbing technology.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
Florida’s growth is soaring. Jacksonville is a boomtown. And much of the city and state are being built by graduates of our construction programs. The employment rate in all trades is 100%. No Florida Community College student who wants a job goes without a job.

Florida Community College’s Building Construction program has a long-standing relationship with this region’s major industry organizations, such as Woods Engineering, C. Young Construction, Superior Construction, Paul Fraser Homes, Stellar Group, C & C Powerlines, Dickey Smith & Company, Miatt Construction and Accubuild Construction. Members of the Northeast Florida Builders Association serve on our Construction Management Advisory Council and on advisory committees for all trades, as well as provide internships and fund annual scholarships. The advisory committees provide leadership, support and guidance for the program and support such educational activities as constructing residential projects from design to move in. You have the opportunity to network with major contractors and become employed while you’re still in school. We also refer you for internships and job interviews.

Annual Salaries
Starting salaries range from $16 to $20 an hour. Overtime, bonuses, rapid advancement and opportunities for self-employment can rapidly increase your income.

All courses are directly applicable to Florida Community College’s Plumbing Management A.A.S. degree.

Estimated cost of tuition is $1,594 (tuition rated for Florida residents, as of 7/06). Contact the program manager for additional costs (textbooks, materials, fees).

Plumber Technician (6195) Curriculum

Professional Courses
BSC 1005 Life in its Biological Environment 3
BCT 1505 Introduction to Pipe Trades 3
BCT 1501 Introduction to Plumbing 3
BCT 1523 Fixtures, Valves and Faucets 3
BCT 1535 Drains, Waste and Venting 3
BCT 1507 Plans, Blueprints and Isometrics 3
BCT 1536 Storm Drains, Interceptors 3
BCT 1571 Repairs 3
  Total Credit Hours 24

Please see the technical certificate Graduation Requirements.

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